Day 7: Final Day in LA

La Bea Tar Pit

We started our busy day exploring LA at the La Brea Tar Pits. Dennis had wanted to see this ever since he had first learned about it as a child. As we watched the pit bubbled and rippled. At this world famous fossil site, more than one million bones have been recovered representing over 231 species of vertebrates.

Afterward, we explored three pavilions at LACMA (The Los Angeles County Museum of Art). There was a special Picasso and Rivera exhibition at the Broad Contemporary Art Museum that we enjoyed. We also visited the Resnick Pavilion and the Ahmanson Building. Having Tom share his art knowledge with us made the viewings all that more special.

Levitated Mass is the large-scale sculpture by Michael Heizer on the LACMA campus.

We walked beneath Levitated Mass, the 340-ton boulder affixed above a concrete trench. This world-renowned installation caused a ruckus when being transported to the campus.

Bronson Caves. Do you recall seeing the cave in Batman?

We toured several neighborhoods and then visited Griffith Park, a large municipal park at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains, in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, In the park are the Bronson Caves which have been used in many movies and TV shows.

 Echo Park Lake is in a hip LA neighborhood

Parting photo.

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Jane V. Blanchard

I am an award-winning author of the "Woman On Her Way" book series, writing about my travel adventures. For more information on the books, please visit I started the "Woman On Her Way" travel blog in 2013 to share my experiences as I explored 13 countries with my husband, traveling by ship, foot, bike, bus, train, and plane. Dennis and I continue to make memories and hope you will enjoy following along.

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